The Ultimate List: KC’s Best Neighborhood Joints

The Ultimate List: KC’s Best Neighborhood Joints

Kansas City boasts countless cool neighborhoods, with plenty to see, do, and eat in each. Let’s make our way south from the Historic Northeast to Waldo and take a peek at some highlights of the major neighborhoods.

Once you’ve explored the list, pick an area you aren’t as familiar with and go explore!

KC’s Best Joints, by Neighborhood:

Historic Northeast

East Bottoms

Columbus Park

River Market

West Bottoms


Southwest Blvd


18th and Vine


 Crown Center/Union Station

Hospital Hill

W. 39th Street





This list only scratches the surface of Kansas City’s numerous cool places. What spots am I missing?

Leave a comment below with your favorites and then get out there!

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By | 2018-07-10T23:12:35+00:00 May 25th, 2016|Kansas City|4 Comments


  1. KB June 6, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    Stop in and try Summit Hickory Pit BBQ in Lee’s Summit, MO. Family owned and of so tasty!

    • Stina Hergott June 6, 2016 at 5:47 pm

      Hi KB – thanks for the note. I’ll have to check that out soon. Love family-owned restaurants!

  2. Bob Lafferty April 5, 2017 at 3:47 am

    Awesome ice cream in Waldo at Betty Rae’s ( and a new spot in the West Side to check out is Speak Sandwiches open Wednesday thru Saturday (

    • Stina Hergott April 5, 2017 at 3:03 pm

      Bob – you always know the best spots to go. I’ll have to check them both out soon!

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